schedule Sep 1st 03:30 PM - 03:50 PM place Neptune people 36 Interested

In today's world all of us are growing our data science capabilities. There are many such organizations who think they are comfortable in spreadsheets (e.g. Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, IBM Lotus, Apache OpenOffice Calc, Apple Numbers etc.), and they seriously do not want to switch into complex coding using R or Python, and not even into any other analytics tools available in the market. This proposal is for demonstrating how we can embed various artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms into spreadsheet and get meaningful insights for business or research benefit. This would be helpful for the small scale businesses from the data analysis perspective. This approach with user friendly interface really creates value in decision making.

 
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Outline/Structure of the Demonstration

The session would be on end-to-end case study, starting with prioritizing and reducing features or dimensions, programming on classification for spreadsheet and embedding it, and finally making business data driven decisions.

Learning Outcome

> Feel awe on having awareness of hidden spreadsheet capabilities
> Evaluate oneself where else spreadsheet can be used beyond the traditional way
> Attempt to apply machine learning algorithms for smaller datasets in spreadsheet

Target Audience

All who uses spreadsheets for data analysis: data-driven decision makers, students and business analysts

Prerequisite

Basics of spreadsheets

schedule Submitted 8 months ago

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  • Joy Mustafi
    By Joy Mustafi  ~  7 months ago
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    Hi Santosh, Please update your submission as discussed. Thanks, Joy

  • Sarah Masud
    By Sarah Masud  ~  8 months ago
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    Thanks for your submission Santosh. Agreeded that Excel is an excellent tool. However I have few questions.

    Is having Microsoft excel a compulsory requirements? What if some auidence member wants to try the same on Google sheets or with Libre Ofiice?

    Secondly, will you be coving "EVERY statistical algorithm" , as claimed in the learning outcome? Is 20 mins sufficient for that?

    Third point, how is your talk different from any 2 hours crash course on Excel?

    • Santosh Vutukuri
      By Santosh Vutukuri  ~  8 months ago
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      Hi Sarah

      Thanks for your comments.

      Yeah, currently some capabilities of Microsoft Excel is explored and Google sheets or Libre Office have long way to reach Microsoft Excel.

      No, In 20mins its not possible, so mentioned it as "Attempt", would you recommend to rephrase to avoid confusion. Mostly, 2 or 3 important algorithms can be shown in specified time.

      The courses on Excel is largely to use excel in traditional manner but not in view of data science.

      Please share if you have any more recommendations.

      Regards

      Santosh V

      • Sarah Masud
        By Sarah Masud  ~  7 months ago
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        Thanks for answering the queries, this will surely help us in making the final call.


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